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Sep 28, 2013 11:30pm PDT
>> evening everyone, welcome to the san francisco commission on the environment. >> today is tuesday 24th and it is 5:08 p.m. and we ask you that you turn off your cell phones and the first item on the agenda is roll call. >> colleagues you will remember that we met our two newest colleagues, josefowitz and wan. and i remember when i was new to the commission and wanting to get to know everybody quickly and wanting the folks to get to know me and not having that chance last time, this was just a brief item just to meet our newest commissioners and when we have our retreat we will learn more about each other. but if we could just learn quickly a little bit about josefowitz, and welcome to the commission. and then commissioner wan. >> thank you, so much. >> president, arce. >> and i am thrilled to be here and the background and i have developed and built the solar power plants and some of the expertise that i hope to bring to the commission and to the department and to the city. i think that we have tremendous assets, as a city, that we earn ourself and within the city that
Sep 29, 2013 12:00am PDT
check out the department of environment website, at and for those of you that are listening and could access our social media, either our twitter account and let us know that you have seen this and like the presentation. so thank you very much for the presentation. and i am very happy, very happy and i think that the virtual thing and that is the coolest. >> thank you. >> it is great. >> commissioner josefowitz. >> it is an interesting presentation. i was wondering how you measured or whether you measured how much was... or how many goods were exchanged by departments through the sort of free market place and i am not sure how you described it. >> yes. i am sorry, i don't remember the number right now. we actually measure, she does not want to be called on right now. so i (inaudible) is here who machines manages the warehouse. but the dollars saved, and we saved over a million dollars and we did this in our own office and we were able to donate almost everything that we did not need when we moved. and items donated to us that we needed. >> commission wald
Sep 30, 2013 12:30pm PDT
is to promote a positive supportive environment to foster women's growth. and another goal is to increase the knowledge of local resources that are welcoming and responsive. i just like the atmosphere. it's a good spirit in that center because it's women that understand what you're going through. so, groups is where it's based on everybody giving feedback about a topic. so it's like we're just, it's a women's rap. so we're just constantly sharing our experiences and what we hope our goals would be, and it's just empowering because you don't feel alone. i think a lot of people don't understand that how men deal with trauma and substance abuse issues are different from how women deal with trauma and substance abuse issues. being able to feel heard and understood, being able to believe that the cycle of violence is something that can be interrupted is something that restores hope to people. and i've talked to a number of women and said, "well, why couldn't you do this on your own?" and people will say, "you know, i had lost all sense of motivation. i had lost all belief that the future could
Sep 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
, rouhani acknowledged the importance of the sort talks between the u.s. and iran. environment that has been created as a result of this early phase of the discussion is quite different from the past, he said. the people of iran have helped this new environment to come out -- two, about. -- this new environment to come about. he then underscored that he wanted to resolve the dispute as quickly as possible and he plans for talks next month in geneva. has powerful earthquake struck southwestern pakistan. the 6.8 magnitude tremor was in a province. it is the second major earthquake to hit the region this week. the death toll from the quake has reached 350 nine, with as many as 100,000 people left homeless. greek police have arrested the leader of golden dawn in an escalation of the government crackdown on the far right party. the leader and party spokesman has been charged with forming a criminal organization. police have ordered an investigation into golden dawn after the stabbing murder of a left-wing activist. arrest warrants have been issued for at least three of 18 gold nonmembers currentl
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Oct 2, 2013 1:30pm EDT
of things it might happen. the fda has said it is safe to environment. it was first engineered in 1989. it's an atlantic salmon modified by a combination of chnookcal monday and an ocean pout that reaches full market size in half the time. under the application before the fda aqua bounty would spend their eggs to panama where they would grow the salmon from tank farms to avoid any chance they would get out and mix with the salmon population. then they would be sent back to the states for sale. here at seattle's famed pike place fish market the idea of gm salmon is not tossed around lightly. >> for kara. [ cheering ] >> what would you say to me if i said the words genetically modified salmon. >> no! >> why no? >> welding worried that a genetically modified fish would escape. >> this guy is really big. he's about 28.3 grams. >> reporter: dr. bob devlin is a scientist wit , he's involved with the science and the impact it might have on the environment. >> reporter: you're telling me that these transgenic fish have been able to eat all they want, and they're the exact same egg as those wild ty
Sep 29, 2013 7:30am PDT
to the environment where the sports basement led them into the parking lot at crissy field. kayaks unlimited was unvieted to take over their space. of course there was fishing boat rentals near the ramp, and the rail boats continued in the area with the frequent races >> hello, i am with the recreation and parks department. we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona hei
Sep 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy the history. the diversity of nature that exists in such an urban city, concrete streets, cars, we have this oasis of the natural environment. it reminds us of what the history was. >> there is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available on the 28 bus to get you very easily. the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. it is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll around the lake and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is a place to find and appreciate what you -- a wonderful breath of fresh air. come and experience in this park and enjoy the people, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved ones. in the middle of pacific heights, on top of these hills, it offers a great square, a peaceful beauty, large trees and grass and greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football and picnics. it is very much a couple's park. there are many activities you can experience together
Sep 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, that is a challenge to make the shift, from a car oriented environment to a public transit oriented environment and i think that the investment in the center is a significant message to the city and to receipt gon, of how important that is. and i am very excited about it and i am excited to be a part of it and in fact my apartment looks right at the growth of the transit center and i am looking forward to the steel going up in the next year. and as mentioned i have been involved in the task force and i am excited about the efforts to continue the central subway beyond the current plans if possible and i am highly supportive of the complete streets program and all of the transit initiatives that are happening around the transbay center as well. a member of the district six, and i ride muni frequently and i would have to say that the bike share program has cut into that a little bit and i would say that the bike share is part of muni and it has been a great, and i have also, one interesting factor that i have realized as i got more into the transit advocacy and how important to reduce the miles and whe
Oct 4, 2013 2:30pm PDT
capacity to alter the environment has gradually increased. during the last century, we've reached the point where our actions affect the entire planet. demographer martha farnsworth riche examines population dynamics in communities all around the united states a nation that has a disproportionately large impact on the ecosystem. dr. riche: population growth is heading towards some kind of stability as people replace themselves. but where it's located and how they consume -- that's the issue for sustainability. narrator: demographer deborah balk combines demographic and spacial data to examine how vulnerable populations in the coastal regions of developing nations will be affected by climate change. balk: prior work has predominantly looked at the causes of climate change. this study asks, what will some of the consequences of climate change be and what will those consequences be for human population and for human settlements? narrator: predictinguture population trends will help policy makers plan mitigation strategies to ensure a better quality of life for comin
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Sep 29, 2013 7:30pm EDT
to look at the environment, malnutritions, pesticides. >> from her farm koby gathers male sperm from drones that can survive harsh conditions and will inseminate queens showing resistance to pests. >> the more drones, the better fitness. >> the process is quick. it does take a lot of squeezing to get enough sperm for insemination. >> i'll role the fingers. >> that's the semen. >> you can see the creamy >> it placed in a tube. >> how much will you give her. >> one turn, 10 microlitres. basically 10 drones worth. the goal is to have - i want gentle productive bee, but bees resistent to pests and problems we have, which is a tall order. i'll spend the rest of my life trying to do that. >> koby is not alone. in paulman washington, members of her team are breeding the semen of drones. ed. >> >> what are these? >> voucher specimens. this is egypt collected in 1998, and bees from australia. >> for years they've gathered diverse stocks of bee sperm from italy, turkey and the kauk cos mountains to build diversity. >> this is the isolated mating station. we use it to control the mating of the
Sep 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
and the environment itself. >> it is obvious they are not pirates. they tried to storm the platform. these people violated international law by coming dangerously close. >> the president's comments came at an international conference organized by russia. >> the only city located exactly on the arctic circle line where the presidents of russia, finland, iceland, other officials have gathered. the environment is what this forum is all about. >> average temperatures warm up, and the arctic is opening up new opportunities for trade routes. moscow says only companies with experience working in the tough region and enough funds to do it properly and without harming nature must be allowed access. cleaning up the heritage of the cold war era is another issue. >> i know a map program has been involved. russia has been working on its own. we have a ways to go. they are not alone. there are places around the planet where similar things have happened when people do recognize that something they did have long-term negative consequences for the environment. >> the arctic nations seem to be on the same page. lo
Sep 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
in the philanthropic landscape generally, we are in a rapid-changing environment that nobody would have predicted even five or ten years ago with the advent of such wide use of the internet and the ability of any public charity anywhere in the world to not only create a site but to seek donations on that site. a lot of our young people are really looking at not only the internet, as you would think of historically on a desktop computer or laptop, but facebook and twitter as means of really learning about and connecting with charities wherever they are. that's the -- the first sort of general trend. the second is that young people want to be very connected to the cause to which they're giving. they want to be involved. they want to see, feel, touch the impact. historically in the jewish community, our parents' generation, our grandparents, too, i think, felt an obligation to give to the jewish community. it was just something you did. it was in your bones. part and parcel of being a jew was caring first for our family and then for your jewish community and then for the strange among you. i think today
Sep 30, 2013 10:30am PDT
and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it h
Sep 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
will ll back. we have come to live in thi environment where people are cautious in decision-making. a great examplele of at has happened to the ofoffice market since the crcrash in 2008 when thingsround to a halt, companies have had to look at how theyse office space. we call that workplace strategies. people are trying to figure out how toto do more with less. it is not just less space. itit is anpportunity to thk about how orgazatis function . >> employment is picking up. wiwith new technology, you can t more people into a smaller amount of spe. let's go through the recession to where we are now. people in the washington area managed to withstand some of the hits the residtial real estate rket took nationwide. many are employed by t government. there was an assumption the commercial reaeal estate mket would weather the storm. what is the reality and where are we now? >> in 2009, the worst yeaof the recession, we s sold 40 buildings in the metro office market total. this year, we have alrdy sold 40 office buildings. before the r recession, we were selling 200 a year. but we
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Sep 29, 2013 10:30pm EDT
the headquarters of the united nations. related with the environment, related with human rights. so how are you going to come over here to debate these things. the rights of mother earth, and the rights of our security? as i was saying recently, if you don't change the head quarts here, let's have it be in a rotational basis. if we change, maybe in europe, for example, switzerland, or austria. for we talk about latin america, or the caribbean, brazil, argentina. that come to debate it is the united nations. >> it sounds like you have as much of a problem with new york as you do with the work of the u.n. and the resolutions that are passed here, and those resolutions being followed by the entire national community. let me move to another note from that speech. you accused the united states of harboring terrorists. that is a serious accusation. can you explain that? >> that's another great insecurity that we had. >> how come terrorists come to seek refuge here. criminals that are evading justice in latin america. pasada, known confessed terrorist, he is here in this country. and the american gove
Sep 29, 2013 1:30am PDT
of the environment climate action, and various city departments climate action plans for fiscal year, 2012, to 2013, we had a staff report on car idling reduction campaigns. and the department is engaged in and we had a presentation on eco districts type three, the eco neighborhood pilot program, from donny, all of which was very interesting. engaging on september 9th, although i was not there, commissioner josefowitz tells me that we had and so did the agenda, a discussion on developing recommendations for the city hazard mitigation plan and we had a presentation on product stewardship model for increasing the collection of household batteries and mercury containing lamps. and very timely, obviously. and we had an update on the current strategic planning process that the department is engaged in. and our next meeting is november 13th, and we have yet to set the agenda for that but i think that we are doing it on monday. >> thank you, commissioner wald. >> my pleasure. >> and the next meeting is october 21st. >> right. >> it is. >> comments? colleagues? >> if i could say one thing. that the way tha
Sep 29, 2013 9:00am PDT
health. lead addresses five categories that enhances environment. indoor air quality, energy, water, materials and resources, and sustainable sites are the five categories for the lead. you can go for several gold or platinum certifications. >> the city wanted to be silver lead status. . maybe gold was a stretch. and people said, if we're going to be a sustainable organization that the pucs this has got to be the top of the line. it's got to be a lead platinum building. what does that mean to us? we run water, power, and sewer. so, those are some of the biggest things involved in lead platinum. ♪ ♪ >> by late 2008 the project, as we got the contractor on board and we were able to start pricing it, we're a multi-, multi-, multi-million dollar over budget. >> the story a lot of people don't know after we got select today do this project, the first price we came in with was $180 million. and the city said, you know, this is a great building, but we just don't want to spend that much money. so, the project was on the verge of being canceled. >> if you're looking at why this building
Sep 29, 2013 10:00pm EDT
back to the historical record, to the -- imper call evidence and the technical environment we're looking at and look at the possibility and limitations. >> you mentioned that the historical context. one of the things i was thinking given we live in a world in which actually it's not always the state that has the power. it's not always that the brightest people work for the state. it's not that you need state resource. you can be the smart or lucky 16-year-old in your bedroom on the computer and achieve something extraordinary. i mean, i wonder if in some ways the parallel historically when they become private pieters. [inaudible] and at at certain points states found it useful to say as long as you raid the other guy's inshipping, we'll give treat and like wise, i think we see that now, we see in china and certainly in russia. where a lot of the act we might think of is cyber espionage, or indeed, move in to sabotage are actually not being handled by state assets. but nor is the state turning out of the equation. it's just sub contracting and encouraging a new sort of stlt. >>
Oct 3, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of diphtheria or scarlet fever have given way to accidents. every household, every environment offers different challenges. but there e some fundamentals that come into play. catherine parrish: i thinking limiting your exposure to germs and a balanced diet are the most important things i teach them about keeping their baby healthy... and then coming for shots. the immunizations we provide certainly make a huge difference. diseases that killed hundreds of thousands of people don't even exist in this country anymore. although some concern has been expressed about the possible side effects of vaccines, physicians firmly believe that the benefits far outweigh any risks. vaccines have eliminated polio, and all but wiped out measles, mumps and rubella. i think the reason why we're not seeing a lot of those illnesses is just because of that. not because we're necessarily a healthier population, but because we've taken steps to try and eradicate those diseases that we could eradicate. we have a tremendous number of vaccines we didn't have even when i started practicing, for instance, the h-flu vaccine
Sep 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
graduation rates, low test scores, and an often dangerous environment. but dunbar-- named for poet paul laurence dunbar-- is also a school with a glorious, historic past. one captured in a small museum in the new building and eagerly touted by principal jackson to the outside world and to his students. >> when they come to this new dunbar and they are able to see the museum, it basically comes to life and the people that really made this school what it was and what it is, they come alive and so the kids can actually see who mary jane patterson was; the first african american woman to get a college degree in 1862 and she was the first african american principal of a public high school in the country. >> reporter: indeed dunbar, founded in 1870 as the country's first black public high school, produced many firsts and famous alumni: senator edward brooke, jazz great billy taylor, the artist elizabeth catlett and the roll call goes on. >> first black general, first black graduate of the naval academy, second black of the naval academy, first black presidential cabinet member. what do they a
Al Jazeera America
Sep 28, 2013 12:00pm EDT
to their environment. >> california is known for beautiful beaches and great weather. but those picture-perfect scenes are beginning to fade as climate change is taking control. dan is a meteorologist who contributed to a track of influences in california. >> we have a lot of ways in which climate affects us. >> many climate reports look at what could happen down the road. california also want to know what's happening right now. you can think of the climate change assessment kind of like california's going to the doctor and getting a checkup. and there are already problems in the health of this state. things like sea level rises. higher temperatures. and more wildfires. all attributable to climate change. california needs to plan for future in concrete ways. for example, rising temperatures put more demand on an already strained are energy system. sea levels could rise another three feet by the end of the century. they take a toll on marine industry, scientists say we need to pay attention. >> i think it's prudent to be prepared for more change and start thinking about adaptation. >> what humans do or
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Oct 1, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. rouhani boasted and i quote, by creating a calm environment, a calm environment, we were able to complete the work in isfahan. he fooled the world once. now he thinks he can fool it again. you see rouhani thinks he can have his yellow cake and eat it too. and he has another reason to believe that he can get away with this, and that season is called north korea. like iran, north korea also said it's nuclear program was for peaceful purposes. like iran, north korea also offered meaningless concessions and empty promises in return for sanctions relief. in 2005 north korea agreed to a deal that was celebrated by many people the world over. here is what the "new york times" had to say about it, quote, for years now, foreign policy insiders have pointed to north korea as the ultimate nightmare. a closed, hostile and paranoid dictatorship with an aggressive nuclear weapon's program. very few could envision a successful outcome, and yet north korea agreed in principal to dismantel its nuclear weapon's program, abide by the safeguards and admit international inspectors. and finally, diplomacy, it
Oct 2, 2013 2:00pm PDT
a perfect environment based upon reason and order. and in perhaps the most famous image of man by a renaissance artist, leonardo da vinci is illustrating the roman author vitruvius. man, in his ideal proportions, is the measure of all things. out of their preoccupation with classical harmony and proportion, renaissance artists created these new images of man and woman. [bells ringing] inside the palazzo vecchio, the 5,000 or so florentines who had the right to vote would meet, summoned by the bell in times of crisis. they were the members of the influential guilds and represented craftsmen and the most economically important activities... sculptors and stoneworkers... textiles... metalworkers... masons and builders... lawyers and solicitors. the engine driving the art of florence at the beginning of the 15th century was competition between the guilds and competition between the artists commissioned by them. the armorers guild paid for this powerful, alert image of their patron saint, saint george, by donatello-- roman art transformed into a vision of christian courage. the bank
Sep 28, 2013 11:30am PDT
to encouraging stewardship of the environment. land conservation, watershed protection and eliminating harmful chemicals. additional funding provided by the colcommon foundation, the cal last genetic foundation, the carpenter foundation and by the charles a. foundation. this week on to the contrary... first, pope francis and catholic women. behind the headlines. a former nun says the church should reconsider celibacy. then women, money and politics. [777] [777] >> hello i'm bonnie erbe welcome to to the contrary, a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, the vatican and women. a number of remarkable events surrounding the papacy took place this week. most recently, pope emeritus benedict xvi emerged from retirement to respond to criticism of his handling of the priest pedophilia scandalment he denied accusations that he covered up sexual abuse by priests. meanwhile, former father greg reynolds of australia became the first person excommunicated under the papacy of pope francis. he is an outspoken supper of women's ordination and gay marriage. then, there was a
Oct 2, 2013 2:30pm PDT
in this environment. we are driving across front lines. it is the same environment that the chemical weapons teams are going to be working in. >> you have been covering the war for a couple of years. do you think of the americans had decided to strike against syria a couple of weeks ago when they were initially thinking of it -- how much difference would that have made it to the situation there? >> it would have dependent on the kind of strike. people opposed it. you cannot just right for reasons of solving your conscious and then walk away. it has to be part of the ongoing military strategy. we heard all sorts of contradicting things from washington on what they did intend, whether it be a short, punitive missile strike, or an effort to degrade the syrian military infrastructure. i think it would have changed things, whether it was small or big. or is a huge difference between changing things just enough to prolong the civil war and changing the outcome -- there is a huge difference between changing things just enough to prolong the civil war and changing the outcome. most people in syria do not
Sep 27, 2013 6:30pm PDT
on that study it was a different environment. the city had a structured 8 to 5 you kind of view. we actually lost one of our best analysis people she had a child and left. we were also met with tremendous resistance from the city attorney's office to do this study. that was pre9-1-1 when tell culminating what is a dirty word. in particular one of the things we found is those are the benefits. there weren't a lot of people that were using it. there was a stigma. this was the response from managers not employees that 92 percent said it improved moral commitment and it supported work and family issues and 92 percent said it encouraged better employees. this was managers from the 41 different departments so it's not there were no bra backs but those benefits far out weighed any of the drawbacks at that time. some of those were mentioned already. but another thing that came out of the seed a statute we started the gender equal it issues for human rights for women to the private sector. we developed 7 principles one focused on work life balance which is now been utilized by the women's empowerment
Sep 28, 2013 3:30pm PDT
on the social living and healthy environment and reminded about the loss of the fresh and easy in bay view hunters point. we didn't see a mention around food. that in terms of the healthy environment issue, i think that is part of it and maybe we can incorporate that with promote health with the advanced health promotion and a gym to include in that effect. i also think in general we don't spend enough time thinking about the healthy food and i want to make sure we incorporate that in the document. >> thank you. >> commissioner chou? >> thank you, i want to thank colleen and the staff that were taking the comments presented by the staff and the commissioners and what is a document that was started as a draft. what i wanted to ask in part because it's not related to health, but more to the planning department are, are the little green blocks that do talk about this incentive and because we are talking about this as a living document, what are the process beyond every 3-year review that say certain things now turn green and others don't because of circumstances that have changed. what is tha
Sep 30, 2013 9:00am PDT
or environmentings -- every commission seems to have it's own process. some of done, like the puc commission like where the mayor nominates, they can say yes or no to it and there are other commission on the environment where the mayor a points, the board has the time to vote and the mayor can a point someone before the board knows who this person is and what as occurred with the appointment. it might be a broad study to have the commissions and some commissions are done by split appointments and the mayor does some and in some cases we can put together a spreadsheet to talk about all that. >> how long does that take? >> if i have the availability of the intern, i can get it done by next meeting. if not, i can still do that but i have to make sure i have other items around. >> let's try to do this with the next meeting in concurrence with lafco to do that. >> i want to make sure i'm clear, i know in the previous item we discussed was the direction was part was to look at options in terms of how other entities use to implement their clean power which is usually in the case of marine in the help o
Sep 30, 2013 10:00am PDT
environment in economic groebl growth san francisco has been spared the deficit of years past but has grown to protect the social security where poem need them the most and mayor lee has supported the affordable housing with new large-scale projects the hunters point shipyard and treasure island and other veterans stylists. 20 percent of all new homes in construction nearly 12 thousand will be affordable. mayor lee we really appreciate the partnership and you're good work >> thank you very much (clapping). >> well louis thank you very much for that introduction. we're here today thanks in large part to metro a i enjoy working with you louis because a great part of what you do is creating jobs and making sure the community like the mission district gets enough resources to operator in a growing economy. we're here to welcome secretary of hud shawn who i have had a chance to work with closely and a lot those days because we want to reenvision the way we do public housing. we don't want isolated poverty housing in san francisco anywhere. created not only so many problems bus it's sustained g
Sep 30, 2013 8:30pm PDT
. -- 7th street about 10 years ago. the environment is huge. it is stronger than willpower. surrounding yourself with artists, being in a culture where artists are driving, and where a huge amount of them is a healthy environment. >> you are making it safer. push, push. that is better. when i start thinking, i see it actually -- sometimes, i do not see it, but when i do, it is usually from the inside out. it is like watching something being spawned. you go in, and you begin to work, excavate, play with the dancers, and then things began to emerge. you may have a plan that this is what i want to create. here are the ideas i want to play with, but then, you go into the room, and there maybe some fertile ideas that are becoming manifest that are more interesting than the idea you had initially set out to plan. so there has to be this openness for spontaneity. also, a sense that regardless of the deadline, that you have tons of time so the you can keep your creativity alive and not cut it off and just go into old habits. it is a lot like listening. really listening to watch what is going to
Sep 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
that is good for our environment and community. so in closings thank you to everyone in our efforts and it's been eagerly awaited. i've been in the senate and the assembly n for 15 years so i've eagerly awaited this day. rest assured i'll continue to be an advocate in congress even in this is this tough environment for transportation infrastructure. i wish you the best of lick and a very happy labor day. thank you. again (clapping) >> knoll let me introduce our tremendous leader in the california state senate darryl stein beggar. >>
Sep 28, 2013 1:30pm PDT
not understood], producing food, creating safe environment, schools, medicine, but energy is certainly one of the pillars of modern civilization. and there's a lot of oil in the ground. if we wait for peak oil to save us, we're done because we've got plenty oil. i remember somebody told me once, a stanford professor, our problem is not too little too late when it comes to oil, but it's too much too soon. in other words, there's plenty there. so, that's the problem. you've got something easy, coal, 40% now, but it's grown a lot. coal is pretty simple stuff. if you can't burn it in america, put it on a train, ship it over to china or india. so, we got market forces. and against that we have to marshal intelligence and collaboration and political response, because this stuff is serious. and the fact that people aren't worried about it and don't talk about it doesn't mean it isn't serious. and that's the insidious character of this -- of this challenge, that some people know about it, 90, 97% of the scientists who deal in climate science all agree that when it comes to doing something it takes
Oct 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
of time to continue to reduce crime and continue to create a safe environment and environment where we would not necessarily need to have this large investment in the criminal justice system. [ applause ] >> to mr. gas skon. if we were to eliminate money bail in effect turn over a decision whether or not someone is in custody to a judge whether or not they have been violator likely to reoffending or a flight risk, do you think that kind of system would likewise get accused of discrimination against the poor or racial minorities or do you think it would be more fair? >> i think it would be more fair. if you look at the fact that hispanics for instance are under the current system 4 percent more likely to be held on a pretrial setting than whites, 27 percent, we can show there is a disparity there. if we create a model that is based on evidence base risk factors that can be applied to the individual and the setting of that individual and can be done objectively not because an officer is making a decision but putting some kind of value system to those factors that are likely to impact r
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kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing enerhe here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them.'s my job to look after it. ♪ >> the result has been a sharp increase in the most personal of atcks, and they become deceitful and false by the press. >> you see the ads, overwhelmingly negative, >> republicany false. ken cuccinelli and democrat terry mcauliffe changed peasantry's. nine times in a row, virgini voters have elected a government gogovernor of the opposite party of the sitting resident in the white house. can terry mcauliffe break that streak?>> ken cuccinelli might help him do that. he has a difficult record to run on. there is a tremendous gender gap that has not been closed. he lost the chamber of commerce of fairfax endorsement to terry mcauliffe. he is just not the person for this time. other republicans around the country have to watch this kind of thing in a ste that is not solidly red. >> jeanne
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. >> the problem is, there's no control. 23i6r9 of all, within an environment like that, the government there is not really in control of the regions where the minerals are sourced. if they are in control, it's a very military led control. some of the military leaders are not as scrupulous as they should be, and they're extracting those minerals for their own personal profit. on top of that you have a huge collection of militia rebel groups that are working and fighting in the regions. they use the natural resources to fund the military campaign. they try to take over the mines to extract the minerals. >> one of the things that is striking about your photos is how many of these mines are staffed by children. is there any improvement? >> i have seen some small improvement. i've been working in congo since the late 1990s, and when i was in these mines in 2003, 2004, there were certainly a lot more children in them than i saw recently. that's not to say that it's not a problem any more. it is a problem. there's still lots of children working in the mines, being forced to work in the enviro
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